German foreign minister speaks out against Ukraine joining NATO

Published on Russia Today RT, Nov 23, 2014.

Germany’s FM, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said he is against Ukraine joining NATO. In an interview with Der Spiegel, he said he considers “that it is possible for NATO to have a partnership with Ukraine, but not membership.”
He also added that he does not believe it is realistic for Ukraine to join the European Union in the foreseeable future, as the economic and political modernization of Ukraine is a “project for a few generations.”
He also urged Kiev to introduce reforms to fight corruption and mismanagement of the economy, saying they had to start immediately and that there was no time to lose … //

… (full text) … and here this Spiegel-Interview in german: Auseinandersetzung im Bündnis, Steinmeier gegen Nato-Mitgliedschaft der Ukraine, im Spiegel Online/Politik, von Christiane Hoffmann, 23. Nov 2014: Die Ukraine will in die Nato, das Bündnis selbst ist in der Frage einer Mitgliedschaft aber gespalten. Deutschlands Außenminister Steinmeier spricht sich klar dagegen aus – Washington will die Tür offenhalten.
Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) hat dem Streben der Ukraine nach einer Mitgliedschaft in der Nato eine klare Absage erteilt …;

  • (My comment: this is the first sensible voice of a European politician. Of course, the Ukraine is totally immature for EU membership, not only economically … if even Greece was a mistake … but until now, all this is indeed Washington’s idea, we the people of Europe have never been asked.
  • Mein Kommentar: dies ist die erste vernünftige Stimme eines europäischen Politikers. Natürlich ist die Ukraine total unreif für einen EU-Beitritt, nicht nur im ökonomischen Sinne … wenn schon Griechenland ein Fehler war … aber das alles hatte sich ja Washington ausgedacht, bis jetzt sind wir, das europäische Volk, nie gefragt worden.)


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